AlanB: Current PB - 3:09:45 Target Time - 2:42 (ish) AnimalMagic: Current PB - 3:32:36 Target Time - 3:20 CarterUSM: Current PB - 3:36:41 Target Time - 3:25 saintjason: Current PB - 2:57:15 Target Time - 2:59:59 AliBali123: Current PB - 3:59:29 Target Time - 3:59:59
SeanFitz: Current PB - 3:39:30 Target Time - 3:19
A kit question for you guys also.
I got quite bad nipps after Sundays 20 miler and it wasn't a pretty site. I had surgical tape over them and that had no effect as I have quite a hairy chest and tape dosent seem to stick for long. Ive tried running in a base layer before and it worked fine, however I overheated quite badly so dont really want to wear one again.
Any suggestions from those who suffer from the same plight???
I used those pouches when I ran a race in SA as they're quite common over there. I found the trick to it was bite a little chuck out of the bottom corner and you can squeeze it into your mouth in quite a controlled fashion.
part-time poster here but I do enjoy reading the threads as the groups collective progress keeps my spirits high. Do any resident Mancunians reckon ill be alright parking in the Lowry shopping centre for race day? I'm planning on having a few drinks in Lime bar or around media city afterwards (im not driving) so that would seem like a good place to park.
I ran my dress rehearsal race before the big day in the form of the east Hull 20 yesterday. Done in 2.25 @ a 7.16 average pace. This was bang on for what i'm aiming for on raceday so I seem to be bang on schedule for my 3:20 target. One more 50ish mile week for me this week and then its onto the taper. eek.
Finally, thoughts and prayers with the Wimslow runner who collapsed. Hope he pulls through.
Carter. good to see you on the carbs again. Dont fear the beer. lol
Ali. 3 x 20 milers already in the bank should see you in good stead. I wouldnt worry too much as if you think its an issue then it becomes one. Positive thinking and all that mantra.
Will. Looking forward to your HM report today if you get time
PS. that looks like a great and steady 20 miler. well done
Carl. You seem to get more then your fair share of bugs, flu and running mishaps.I reckon you're due a purple patch of good form now. lol
So Ive been away from the forum for a few but thought id check in with a quick race report. Ive just got in from the East Hull 20 which I was using as my dress rehearsal for Manchester. The plan was to run and hold a 7.30 pace brining me in at 2.30 ish.
In true Seany style I ran the 1st mile in 6:55. whoops , wind it in me son.
Then I settled into quite a comfortable but faster then MP for the following splits
I was really happy at those as it felt very controlled and serene in the Hull sunshine. I was flying and dont think ive every run as consistant as this every before at long distance.
I was feeling quite dehydrated at this point even after drinking a full bottle of water at the last stop. 4 miles to go and I get mugged by my fellow club mate who I gave a lift to. He went bombing it past me to put down any thoughts of me getting him back.
next splits were.
7.18, 7.32, 7.34, 7.15
I was hurting quite a bit at miles 17 and 18 but was still in control and managed to hold a 7.30 pace. Then I had a final flourish at 19. final time in 2.25:37
Really over the moon at that and sets me up for a sub 3:30 at Manchester if I can repeat the pace. I reckon I had another 2-3 miles of 7.30 pace in me, and then probably limp in at 8-9 ish pace.
All in all chuffed with today and looking in great shape for Manc.